Dr Valerie Sinason PhD PGTC MACP M Inst Psychoanal is a poet, writer, child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst. She was Founder Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, until her retirement from long-term clinical work in December 2016. She is registered with the BPC, ACP and UKCP. Dr Sinason specialised in work with abused, abusing and dissociative patients, including those with a learning disability, and has been used as an expert witness in court cases. She continues with writing, supervising and short term assessments.